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SECURE COUNSELING CLINIC

in the historic Library District, Downtown

820 Baltimore, Suite 400A

Kansas City, MO 64105

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Where is the Library District?

We do love BOOKS!

 

Downtown has been gaining vibrancy and energy for many years. Our Downtown Location is nestled in a beautiful brownstone above several locally-owned restaurants and shops. 

The Library District is named for the massive Kansas City Central Library on 8th/Baltimore. This is one of the oldest areas of beautiful KC and is also sometimes referred to a the Historic 9th Street District, and our office is on "9th Street"! This tiny section of town is populated by mom and pop restaurants, a 100+ year old deli, coffee shops and bakeries on street level. Loft dwellers walk their dogs on the beautiful, clean sidewalks.

The KC Streetcar is one block east on Main Street. It will take you for a ride into the River Market, where there are amazing world cuisine restaurants, antique stores, Steamboat Arabia, Farmers Market and Art Garden KC, among many boutique shops and Kansas City secrets. It's a great place to spend the day thinking before or after a therapy session.

Secure is located on the 4th floor of the historic Bunker Building.

There is a family-owned Tex-Mex restaurant inside the lobby of the building called Wrap It Up that is open for breakfast and lunch!

The Library Parking garage is decorated as a building-sized bookshelf!

Don't worry about parking! We have ample free street parking at both building entrances and designated spots for our clients in the building's lot.

The historic Kansas City Central Library is one block south of Secure Counseling offices. The hip and fun River Market in just three blocks north, and a KC Streetcar ride!

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Our Building:

The Historic Bunker Building

Our downtown locations looks out iconic Kansas City - brownstones from 1860-1880 with bakeries, delis, coffee shops and mom & pop restaurants on the street level. 

Just one block north of the massive Kansas City Central Library, walk-and-talk sessions are fun when the weather is lovely.

This office features three therapy rooms (each with 10 foot windows letting in natural light, an art room, and large library-like waiting room where you can drink coffee, tea or hot cocoa and sit quietly as long as you like before and after your sessions.

We have spaces and treatment modalities for children, teens and adults, as well as an often-visiting psychiatric support dog - Rontu.

Parking and Building Access

Parking for the Bunker Building is easy.

 

Making a day of it? There are free parking options at the library and streetcar stops too!

Building Parking Lot:

Our free parking lot entrance is on 8th street between Wyandotte and Baltimore. It's a two-way street and you can approach from any direction. We have 1-3 designated parking spots (more in the evenings/weekends) for Secure Counseling Clinic clients in the north lot during and additional spaces in the evenings and weekends. The parking lot has picnic tables and a patio walking area that cuts through to the 820 Baltimore entrance, so children do not need to walk on the street. Families can picnic or snack when the weather is pleasant (then visit the amazing Children's Department of the KC Library at 8th and Baltimore!). 

Free Street Parking immediately by entrances:

The building has two entrances: you can enter the SAME building from 820 Baltimore or 104 West 9th Street. Non-metered/free parking is ample on the streets (especially Baltimore, just outside the entrance). There is also free street parking in front of the building on 9th Street (104 West 9th Street). 

Planning to visit the Library before/after therapy?

You might find your therapist there too!! 

Here's the library website. The library is open Monday-Wednesday 9am-7pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Get a library card here! Anyone can have one, no matter where you live - and it's free!

 

If you are visiting the library before or after your therapy session, the KC Central Library will validate parking. The Library parking garage entrance is located on Baltimore just north of 8th street (one block south of our Secure Counseling offices). The walk from the Library garage to our office building is picturesque, with a coffee shop (Mildred's) and historic deli (Milkwaukee Delicatessen) along the way! The Library offers patrons one hour of free parking; there are two ticket validation machines on the first floor of the Central Library (at the Information Desk in the Main Foyer and at the Main Customer Service Desk). On weekends, validations at the one-hour machines will cover the entire time that the Central Library is open (Saturdays 9am-5pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm)!

Planning to visit the River Market or ride the KC Streetcar before/after therapy?

The KC Streetcar system also has parking lots if you plan to spend the day enjoying the sites. During the weekends, there is FREE parking at the 7th & Main parking lots adjacent to the North Loop streetcar stops at 601 Main and 711 Main St. These three lots include signage for easy identification and provide at least 150 FREE parking spaces.  Anyone traveling downtown during the weekends can utilize these lots.

Click maps for PDFs!

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Meet Rontu

Our Downtown location offers animal-assisted therapy! Our affectionate office pup Rontu is almost 7 years old. He is a Psychiatric Support Animal, and his part-time presence in the clinic is for clients who need emotional connection that sometimes can be difficult to find with other humans because of trauma, social anxiety, intense emotions or avoidance of connection with people. Sometimes animals can reach people in special ways. Rontu is an Australian Shepherd/Poodle mix, hypoallergenic, and does not shed. He's good for cuddles or just to be a quiet presence in the room. And of course, he's a sucker for kids and teens. Rontu has a kitchen/break room he can take naps and bake cookies in if a client prefers their session not be heard by doggie ears, but we promise: Rontu is a great listener.

What does it look like in there? 

We are all about preserving Kansas City history. Pics of our beautiful new space are coming soon!

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What's outside our front door...

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